New threat to Whittington Hospital
By LiseS | Monday, February 04, 2013, 18:15
Two and a half years ago, thousands marched on the streets of North London to protest against the threatened closure of Whittington Hospital's A&E department. Proposals to close the department have since been taken off the table; but a new threat to the Whittington has emerged in the form of cuts to staff including 250 nurses and 24 doctors.
A public meeting with information about the proposed cuts will be held at Archway Methodist Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 12 February, Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn will lead a discussion on what residents can do to oppose the cuts.
An online petiton at http://savethewhittington.org.uk/ has already gathered almost a thousand signatures; campaigners hope that the public feeling against cuts to frontline services will be as strong as it was in 2010. For more information or to comment, visit the website or contact your local councillor.